The process of renewal will naturally cause us to move along the path of self-improvement in an upward spiral. This is, of course, so long as we do not ignore our conscience. In The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen R. Covey writes that our conscience needs to be constantly educated.
We simply educate our conscience by constantly reading inspiring material, thinking noble thoughts and engaging in such activities which promote healthier living with good moral values. Stephen tells us that by doing this we will then be able to fully live in harmony with the still quiet voice that resides within each of us. Educating our conscience helps our conscience then guide us to this end.